Posted by Danny Segura @DannySegura
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Danny Segura

RIZIN Fighting Federation has released its first promotional video for the highly-anticipated opening round of their 2016 Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix will begin on Sept. 25 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

This card will also mark RIZIN's fourth show since the inaugural fight event that took place back in December 2015. RIZIN 3, or better known as RIZIN Grand-Prix 2016, is set to host a 16-man openweight tournament, along with other non-tournament bouts.

This event yet to be complete, but the latest updated card goes as follows:

  • Kron Gracie vs. Hideo Tokoro - Featherweight bout
  • Andy Souwer vs. Daron Cruickshank - Lightweight bout
  • Kanako Murata vs. Kyra Batara - Strawweight bout
  • Rena Kubota vs. Miyuu Yamamoto - Weight-class to be determined
  • Gabi Garcia vs. Destanie Yarbrough - Open-weight bout
  • Minoru Kimura vs. Charles Bennett - Featherweight bout
  • Mirko Filipović vs. TBA - Open-weight Grand-Prix
  • Amir Aliakbari vs. TBA - Open-weight Grand-Prix
  • Valentin Moldavsky vs. TBA - Open-weight Grand-Prix
  • Karl Albrektsson vs. TBA - Open-weight Grand-Prix
  • Jiří Procházka vs. TBA - Open-weight Grand-Prix
  • Teodoras Aukštuolis vs. TBA - Open-weight Grand-Prix
  • Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Baruto Kaito - Open-weight Grand-Prix

(Wanderlei Silva will get a first-round bye in the tournament, moving on to the Grand Prix quarter final)